The nanoFlowcell Quantino sports car, which has just obtained its license for road use in Europe, has been put through its paces and subjected to a 14-hour endurance test by the development team, headed by CTO Nunzio La Vecchia.
The aim was to test the suitability of the nanoFlowcell system for everyday use and its system integrity under continuous load. The test drive was done predominantly in urban cycle mode at speeds of up to 74km/h. La Vecchia, accompanied by a lawyer, drove the vehicle during the endurance test in which the vehicle was not refueled.
After a number of initial short factory runs during the coordination phase, La Vecchia took the Quantino to a test center near Zurich in Switzerland. He wanted to make sure that the nanoFlowcell system met his expectations of producing environmentally friendly energy that could power the car over a range currently beyond even the most efficient electric vehicles.
“The car could have gone further, but unlike the nanoFlowcell, I have my limits,” said La Vecchia, as he drove the car back into the pits following his 14-hour stint behind the wheel.
“We are proud that we have been able to prove the performance potential of the Quantino not just under laboratory conditions, but also in an everyday situation,” he added.
March 3, 2016